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Click highlights research from the DBIO / CESAM on mercury levels in parturients


The study, coordinated by Susana Loureiro, researcher at DBio and CESAM, in collaboration with the Hospital de Aveiro, analyzed the levels of mercury present in the placenta, umbilical cord and hair of 50 parturients. The samples revealed that in 6 percent of the cases, the pregnant women exceeded the limits set by the World Health Organization. This is one of the subjects that will be highlighted in the next issue of Click, the UA radio program transmitted on Saturdays after news of the 3:00 p.m. on Antena 1.

More details in: http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=51163

Schematic representation of Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda of CESAM
Carlos Fonseca, DBIO / CESAM, member of the technical commission to analyze fires


Carlos Fonseca, researcher in the area of ​​nature conservation, is member of the independent technical commission that will analyze the facts related to the fire that broke out on June 17 in Pedrógão Grande, Leiria, which resulted in 64 deaths. In a note on the Presidency's website, the President of the Republic pointed out that it was "an unprecedented legal or political experience" in the "constitutional experience" in Portugal. The commission will operate for a maximum period of three months.

More details: http://expresso.sapo.pt/socied.....-incendios

Dia do CESAM 2017


A special thanks to all the collaborators who participated voluntarily in the organization of the CESAM Day lunch and to the Academic Association of the UA for the vailability of sound equipment!
Your help was fundamental!

Anabela Pereira
Joana Barata
Diana Patoilo
Nuno Costa
Bruna Marques
Marco Custódio
Daniel Jerónimo
Anabela Cavaleiro
Patrícia Silva
Flávio Silva
Caroline Ferreira
Sandra Fernandez
Nuno Cordeiro
Amélia Ribeiro
Aldiro Pereira
Rui Marques

Impacts of fires in the carbon cycle will be studied at CESAM


UA project aims to quantify indirect effects of fires in pine forests.

Is the carbon dioxide fixed by plants via photosynthesis following a fire in a pine forest still more significant than the carbon that is lost, for example, via wood degradation or erosion of the most superficial layers of the soil? The FIRE-C-BUDs project "Indirect effects of forest fires on fluxes and carbon balance", coordinated by Jan Jacob Keizer, aims to find an answer to this question and to quantify other indirect effects of fires in a pine forest.

Mais informação: 

CESAM presentation on sustainable forestry at Encontro Ciência 2017


On 4th july, Jan Keizer presented, in a broader perspective, the CESAM contribution to the topic sustainable forestry at the Encontro Ciência 2017.
Presentation HERE.

CESAM research in the Supplement of JN and DN "País Positivo"


CESAM Research is highlighted again in the supplement of the DN / JN "País Positivo", in the July issue. This edition is focused on the contributions of CESAM to Environmental Sustainability: from the atmosphere to the deep sea.


"Deriva Litoral" won the first edition of the Film Festival "Paisagens"


The film "Deriva Litoral - The Impact of Coastal Erosion in Portugal", performed by Sofia Barata and co-produced by the Fábrica Centro Ciência Viva and the University of Aveiro (UA), was awarded the "Documentário de longa metragem" in First edition of "Paisagens - Sever do Vouga International Film Festival". The festival had an international jury, and 30 films in competition from 20 different countries.



DBIO/CESAM Researcher integrates European project on bio(nano)materials


Mónica Amorim, researcher at DBIO/CESAM, is the principal researcher of the portuguese team for a recently approved European Project under Horizon 2020. The project will be developed in the area of ​​nanotechnology, advanced materials, biotechnology and production (NMBP12: "Development Of a reliable methodology for better risk management of biomedical biomaterials in Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products and / or Medical Devices ").

The "BIORIMA - BIOmaterial RIsk Management" project is coordinated by the UK's Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh and involves 43 partners from 13 European countries as well as partners from Brazil, China, Japan and the USA. The project has an overall funding of around eight million euros.

More details: https://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?c=51069&lg=pt

Opinion text of the CESAM researcher Alexandra Monteiro


Because there is no fire without smoke
Already (almost) everything was said about the overwhelming forest fires of Pedrogão Grande and the associated dramas, from the number of deaths, to the destruction of lands, forest and materials. A drama that covers all aspects from the human, environmental, social and economic sides. These tremendous dimensions of tragedy hide lesser known but also disturbing aspects, as explained by Alexandra Monteiro, researcher of CESAM.
Complete text: AQUI